Sunday, 29 January 2012

My Home - Before and After... The Big Transformation!

There is nothing quite as exciting as moving house and making the new place your very own. In September we moved into a new place and, while it was very exciting, it needed an immense amount of hard work! We have finally got more or less everything sorted now in our cosy little flat - apart from the flooring in the bathroom. So I thought I'd share the before and after pictures with you all!

The entrance to our main living area...

The wonders of pretty wallpaper and a lick of paint!

Still awaiting flooring and the new sink to be fitter, but a darn sight better than it was!

The study, complete with messy desks!

The "lobby" area...

Our front room

Our little kitchen... Keep Calm and Eat a Cupcake!

The Lobby - with Danny!


One of several musical instruments littering the flat... Couldn't quite manage to get the double bass mounted on the wall however ;)

Polka dot cupcake planter

Some of my many books... I'm no longer allowed to buy any more as we're rapidly running out of bookshelf space!

Aerial photo of Leeds

My anqtique book collection

Pretty boxes :)

Monday, 9 January 2012

Tatty Devine - Geek Chic Jewellery

After my recent visit to my opticians, and upon discovering that my prescription, and eyesight, has gotten worse... again! I decided to fully embrace my geekiness (which is usually embraced quite a lot anyway!) and buy myself some black plastic specs. They team quite nicely with my "geek" scrabble necklace - which has been almost permanently attached to my neck recently! For the geekiness factor, I really love Tatty Devine jewellery and here are my favourites!

Sunday, 8 January 2012

Happy New Year!

Outer Space Kids Satchel - £30 - Cath Kidston

Well folks! Long time no blog! How are you all? I trust you all enjoyed the Christmas and New Year festivities as much as I did? I recieved many a wonderful gift for Christmas, and the gorgeous new Cath Kidston bag above is just one of them... My new space themed bag (which is actually a kids bag!) is the perfect size for my mini laptop and was a present from my lovely sister.

How did you spend Christmas? My Christmas was filled with scrummy food, board games (Trivial Pursuits, card games, scrabble, and LOTS of bananagrams!) and family gatherings! We had 9 round for Christmas dinner, a boxing day buffet with Danny's family and a big New Years house party for family and friends.

I've had a fabulous year, starting my first year of teaching, and I'm incredibly excited about what 2012 will bring... I've kick started the New Year with some new spectacles - above! I've also booked mine and Danny's first proper holiday, we're off to Athens in the half term for a spot of relaxing and sight-seeing together. I cannot wait!

What are you looking forward to most in 2012?
Have you made any exciting plans?